With its idyllic seaside location, Dana Point lures award-winning chefs headlining some of the best California-fusion and seafood restaurants in Orange County. Dana Point delights even the most discriminating foodies with exclusive local cafes and grills, to five-star restaurants – collectively showcasing a wide range of savory dining options – including the finest Southern Californian cuisine, steak, sushi, legendary burgers, authentic Italian and Mexican, and international cuisine featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide.
Explore the dining listings for the best local, casual and fine dining restaurants in Dana Point, as well as Orange County’s best seafood restaurants.
- Coffee House/CafeOne Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 234-3900The new grab-and-go coffee shop provides premium market-fresh foods, like local artisanal cheeses, wines, and deli sandwiches, as well as culinary goods and gifts.
- MexicanOne Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 240-2000Home Of The Coolest Poolside Mexican Cantina Under The Southern California Sun
- Steakhouse, Seafood34402 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 661-1100For an indulgent dining experience, Doheny Surf serves up Chef Shey Garland‘s signature dishes including fine seafood, steaks, fish and scrumptious deserts.
- Californian, Bar and Lounge, Shopping, Gourmet Foods156 Avenida Del Mar | San Clemente California 92672Phone:(949) 492-3663The Cellar - wine bar + kitchen & cheese shop --- Live music featured every night and our weekend piano bar draws a crowd. Our unique space is the result of Green Design. Old French oak barrels line the face of the bar.
- Bar and Lounge, Burgers and Fries34683 Golden Lantern Street| Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 496-9028Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking Dana Point Harbor's fishing boats at Turk's Dana Wharf.
- Delis and Diners34085 Coast Highway #116 | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 248-9008If you want large, fresh sandwiches, served in a friendly place with friendly people, stop by Tutor and Spunky's Deli on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point.
- Bar and Lounge, Californian34212 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste. A | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 489-8911Dana Point’s Two Left Forks Restaurant offers “upscale uniqueness with a friendly, value-driven vibe.” The beautifully designed Mid-Century restaurant introduces traditional, classic cuisine with a progressive, California twist.
- Ice Cream and Treats, Shopping, Gourmet Foods24 Monarch Bay Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (818) 841-9347Located in Gelson's Market, Viktor Benes Bakery is synonymous with fine European desserts, using fresh, natural and quality ingredients.
- Seafood34661 Golden Lantern St | Dana Point California 92629
- Californian448 S Coast Highway | Laguna Beach California 92651Phone:(949) 376-6272Watermarc Restaurant brings together the vision of pairing great food with great beverage.
- Californian, Coffee House/Cafe24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 276-4884Our kitchen is committed to nurturing the yield of our earth with simple preparations of the best ingredients.
- Asian, Sushi34119 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 234-1235Traditional Japanese dishes including Maki Roll, Tempura, Udon, and Grilled Teriyaki.
- Asian, Sushi34143 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 240-2004Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes served during lunch and dinner.
- Asian, Sushi16 Monarch Bay Plaza | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 661-1544Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes served during lunch and dinner.
- Californian500 Monarch Bay Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 234-3330Chef Tommy Kim infuses his impressive California Pacific Rim style acquired from his tenure at several of California's 5 Star Hotels and restaurants with the casual elegance of the Monarch Bay Club's one-of-a-kind oceanfront setting.
- Bar and Lounge1 Ritz Carlton Dr | Dana Point California 92629
- Beachwear/Swimwear, Clothing/Department Stores, Home Furnishings, Jewelry, Luxury, Malls & Shopping Centers401 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach California 92660Phone:(949) 721-2000Located in Newport Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island features more than 200 stores and restaurants in a beautiful outdoor garden setting complete with fountains and Koi ponds.
- Clothing/Department Stores, Luxury, Malls & Shopping Centers3333 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa California 92626
- Malls & Shopping Centers71 Fortune Drive | Irvine California 92618Phone:(949) 753-5180More than 130 retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues come together at one of Orange County’s most energized retail experiences, Irvine Spectrum Center.
- Malls & Shopping CentersOne Mills Circle | Ontario California 91764Phone:(909) 484-8301Ontario Mills, California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination, is the ultimate shopping experience with more than 200 outlet and value retail stores.
- Malls & Shopping Centers100 Citadel Drive | Los Angeles California 90040Phone:(323) 888-1724Citadel Outlets is LA’s only outlet shopping destination offers more than 115 top brand-name stores and restaurants.